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Snake Eater (1989)

The Snake Eaters are an elite division of the Marines especially trained for search and destroy missions. This actioner chronicles the exploits of one of them who has become a cop. Known as... See full summary »

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Jack 'Soldier' Kelly
Josie Bell ...
The Kid
Robert Scott ...
Junior
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King
Cheryl Jeans ...
Jennifer
Larry Csonka ...
Bronsky
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Santucci
Mowava Pryor ...
Chloe
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Bob Piedalve ...
Harold
Jackie Lesage ...
Dorothy
Matthew Mabe ...
Eli
Barry Minshull ...
Slim (as Barry Minshell)
Carl Cook ...
Clyde
Sandra Brown ...
Sissy
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The Snake Eaters are an elite division of the Marines especially trained for search and destroy missions. This actioner chronicles the exploits of one of them who has become a cop. Known as a tough loner, he returns to find the band of backwoods bad-guys who killed his parents and abducted his sister. Written by Ørnås

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As dirty as Dirty Harry, as dangerous as Deliverance. See more »

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31 March 1989 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Az exkommandós  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

In the beginning of the movie "Soldier" goes to make an undercover drug buy from "Chloe." They each take off their clothes to show that they aren't wired. Bad guys come in with guns and miraculously "Soldier" has his pants and boots back on. Seconds after that "Chloe" is fully dressed. See more »

Quotes

Chloe: All right, soldier, strip!
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Connections

Referenced in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) See more »

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Soldier
Written by John Massari & Brian Wild
Performed by Brian Wild
© Cinemars XVIII and Company, Limited Partnership
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Only in the 80's could a movie called Snake Eater NOT be a porn...
19 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lorenzo Lamas stars as Soldier, a police officer and former marine (I'm guessing a Grenada vet) who unleashes the fury of hell at the expense of hillbilly rednecks who for some reason kill innocent families. (We are never offered an explanation, although i'm guessing that it is because of a lack of anything to do.) For some reason I was "blessed" with receiving all three Snake Eater movies on DVD, of course when you are in a movie club, you often times get stuff you don't ask for. While I never asked for this title, I wasn't all that upset. Indeed the title is a good chuckle since it sounds more like a porn then it does an action movie. Plus the movie is utterly ridiculous, I mean this is a movie where Lamas tries to stop a gang of gun wielding psychopaths with only a hunting knife. Although he finds a gun in the water, which he stupidly lost in the first place. (Seriously you are armed to blitz a gang of mutant hillbillies and you lose your gun!) Of course the Rambo heroics are brought full circle with lame acting, over the top action and below standard production values. Was actually made for television, and although the movie is fairly stupid, there are moments of such absurdity that this could very well have been the best TV show since the A-team. Of course what we are left with in the end is yet another Lorenzo Lamas lunkhead action flick. Let it be said though this is more interesting then his other efforts. At least what I have seen. (Not much.)

* * out of 4-(Fair)


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